Remembering Nadine McKown

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture remembers the life of Nadine McKown, our colleague and friend. Nadine, who served as the executive director of the Museum of North Texas History, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023. She had previously served as the site director for the Kell House Heritage Center. Her passion…

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Upcoming Deadlines: Texas Commission on the Arts

Grant Program: Arts Respond Project Arts Respond Project grants provide project assistance grants to nonprofit arts organizations on a short-term basis and may include administrative costs directly related to the project. Projects must address one of the following priority areas: economic development, education, health & human services, public safety & criminal justice, or natural resources…

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NEA Grant Opportunities Now Available

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is proud to support the nation’s arts sector with grant opportunities so that together we can help everyone live more artful lives. Grant guidelines and application materials are now available for two of the NEA’s grant opportunities for organizations: Challenge America and Grants for Arts Projects (GAP). These grants support specific…

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6 Ways to Support Arts & Culture this Holiday Season

When you give the gift of an arts and culture experience, you’ll create memories that can last a lifetime. Your purchase impacts our local economy and community quality of life. This holiday season, consider the arts in your holiday gift-giving. Below are 6 ways you can support arts & culture in our area! 1. Buy…

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The Alliance’s Annual Holiday Open House

Step into a time warp and experience the holiday season like never before at the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture’s Retro-Themed annual Holiday Open House! This year, we’re turning back the clock to the Atomic era, infusing our event with midcentury modern charm and a dash of nostalgia. Join us on Thursday, December…

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Texas Bar Foundation to support program honoring Charlye Farris

Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture to receive $15,000 Grant to Honor Local Legend The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) has received a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to support its Legends Project honoring Charlye Farris, the first African American woman licensed to practice law in Texas. The…

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Texas Commission on the Arts Upcoming Deadlines

TCA has several upcoming application deadlines. The TCA staff is happy to discuss your goals and eligibility to determine which programs are right for you. You may also request that a TCA staff member review your application and provide feedback. Ideally, these requests would be made at least two weeks before the application deadline. Grant…

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New Sculpture Unveiling in Wichita Falls

9th Street Studios is thrilled to announce the relocation of the iconic Neon City public art installation to Wichita Falls, Texas. Originally created as part of a series of temporary installations in Austin’s Waterloo Greenway, Neon City has found a new permanent residence. Neon City is a stunning testament to the power of art to…

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MSU Texas Tops List of Beautiful College Campuses in Texas

In a recent article by The Travel, Midwestern State University landed the number one spot for the most beautiful college campus in the Lone Star State. This recognition highlights the stunning surroundings that make MSU Texas a remarkable place to learn and grow. From performances at the Fain Fine Arts Center to the dozens of…

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2023 ACE Award Recipients Announced

Artists, art leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals were recognized for their dedication to the arts and culture in Wichita County at the 2023 Arts and Cultural Empowerment (ACE) Awards. Hosted by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, the awards highlighted the importance of the arts to our region – and honored those who…

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School Holiday? Explore Arts & Culture!

Staying home with the kids for the upcoming school holiday? We’ve got you covered with ways to explore the Arts, History, and the environment in Wichita Falls! Lucy Park Sound Garden Make some noise!! The Wichita Falls Symphony and the Wichita Falls Arts Council have installed a music playground, or sound garden, in Lucy Park…

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